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Looking back at this year, I must say that I am full of gratitude.This is the year I chose to expand on my web status. Come up with new ideas for the new year. Started this blog and a plan to share my knowledge with all of you!

2013 was also the year I celebrated my marriage to the most brilliant man on earth. Truly a blessing to have him in my life. Travelling to California, Texas and Egypt were experiences I will cherish forever. Tales of my travels are just ones to marvel at and lust to want to go as well. Purchasing a home and getting our kitten Beep! are just samples of 2013 milestones.

So what are your new year resolutions?

What steps will you take to make sure you acheive them?

The best advice I could give you is don’t leave things to tomorrow. Make use of the time you have today. You’ll thank yourself tomorrow.

To an even better year, 2014.

Thank you everyone for all of your love on Instagram!

Have a Happy New Year!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My obsession for chocolate chip banana bread believe it or not was purchasing a loaf from the Forest Hill Shoppers Drug Mart. It was the perfect balance of sweet, yet salty and moist. My advice for this recipe is tweak it where you need to in order to get to perfection. Your perfection could differ from mine by a 1/2 teaspoon of more salt or less. On that note, take risks and enjoy! :”) Prep Time: 2hrs Ingredients 1 cup of granulated sugar (or regular sugar) 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (or salted based on your preference. I used salted once.) 2 large eggs 3 ripe bananas (1 cup of mashed bananas) 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional) Semi-sweet chocolate chips (as many as desired or…

Social Media Week

Social Media Week Toronto took place this year from September 23-27th. The theme for 2013 was “Looking Ahead to 2015″. All the seminars were in some way about what changes and trends would be coming up in the next 12-15 months. The Windsor Arms Hotel, a beautiful petite boutique, was the venue for Social Media Week. Day 1 was kind of like the first day of school. Everyone following the calendar board to see what seminars they wanted to go to next and which rooms they were held in. The first day buzz of being around like minded social media people was exciting. The first tweet using the #SWTO hashtag, purchasing a snack from the cafe to donate money towards Social Media Week and sitting in that extremely hot with no air circulation, St.Thomas room. Just a few of my fond memories of that week. My first day schedule,…

Stuffed Cajun Chicken

Easy Stuffed Cajun Chicken Ingredients: Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: 40 mins • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 4 oz cheese, shredded (you can use up to 6 oz) I used mozzarella and havarti jalepeno cheese • 1 c frozen spinach, thawed and drained (you can also use fresh cooked spinach) • 2 tbsp olive oil • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning – I bought mine from William Sonoma • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs (I use the regular kind but the italian one is better) • Sea salt, to taste • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste • Lots of toothpicks Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a medium bowl, combine the cheese, spinach, salt and pepper. Combine the Cajun seasoning and breadcrumbs together in a small bowl. Spoon about 1/4 c of the spinach mixture onto each chicken breast. Roll each chicken…